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Bordeaux vs Lens Predictions, Betting Odds and Free Tips (16/05/2021)

Bordeaux is 15th on Ligue 1 table, with only two points from the relegation playoffs and four points from the red zone. Can he host get victory sixth-placed Lens looking to cap the season with a top-five finish? More details about this game in our Punditfeed match preview.

Bordeaux vs Lens: Top Three Game Predictions

Punditfeed fixture previews are bias-free and premised on the most current team stats, extensive data analysis and information. Here is how we are tipping Bordeaux to fare against Lens on Sunday 16th May 2021.

Note: The odds for this game are correct at the time of writing. Please confirm your bet with Betfred for updated odds.

A low scoreline expected

Our first prediction for this game is a low scoreline of fewer than three goals. We argue that Lens needs more points to stem sixth place and hopefully move to top five. On the other hand, Bordeaux needs points to move up the table from the 15th, without which they are likely to end up in the relegation playoffs spot. With that in mind, this will be a tough game for both sides in a defensive sense and we are predicting a few goals.

A draw game

While Bordeaux has some defensive worries before this game, we fancy them to get at least a point on Sunday. The hosts managed to score one goal in the reverse fixture despite losing 2-1. Moreover, Lens is yet to register back to back victories against the Sunday hosts, a record likely to play significance in this game. Something even more noteworthy is that Lens hasn’t won on the road against Bordeaux but getting a point in this match is very likely given their fairly good form.

Bordeaux or draw at full-time

Our third free tip gives Bordeaux a slight edge of a double chance. The hosts may have a troubled defence to worry about but they are always surprisingly good against Lens. Moreover, given that Bordeaux needs more safety points, we don’t see why they won’t fight tooth and nail for a point or victory on Sunday.

Game Preview: Bordeaux fights for Survival with two games to go

In fixtures like this, any outcome is possible. But we think relegation-threatened Bordeaux can get all the points or at least a draw. Find out why in our game preview.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux has never lost twice in a row to Lens and we don’t see that happening in this match. The hosts have a compelling case in this game. They want to survive the drop and only a draw or victory can guarantee them that chance. Only four points separate 15th placed Bordeaux from 19th placed Nimes. Even more worrying is the fact that Bordeaux may end up in the relegation playoff spot, something which could prolong their already troubled season. With 7 victories and 6 draws against Lens in the previous 15 encounters, Bordeaux will play their hearts out in the last home fixture of the season.

Lens

The hosts are comfortable in Ligue 1 table and the sixth spot gives them hope of participating in the newly created Conference League next season. The visitors won the reverse fixture, therefore, visit Bordeaux with some record to defend. However, Lens faces a threat of being displaced from sixth. The visitors can go fifth but may fail to secure a top-five finish on goal difference even though they currently share points with fifth-placed Marseille. The hosts are only one point above Rennes, which further puts pressure on Franck Haise and his squad.

Top fixture stats and the best odds

The following tables feature the latest stats for both stats and the best fixture odds available in leading U.K bookmakers.

France Ligue 1
Bordeaux
VS
Lens
May 16, 2021
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Bordeaux vs Lens

icon Head to Head

16/05/21
FL1
Bordeaux
Bordeaux
3 - 0
Lens
Lens
19/09/20
FL1
Lens
Lens
2 - 1
Bordeaux
Bordeaux
05/04/15
FL1
Bordeaux
Bordeaux
2 - 1
Lens
Lens
08/11/14
FL1
Lens
Lens
1 - 2
Bordeaux
Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Last 5

08/05/21
FL1
Nantes
Nantes
3 - 0
Bordeaux
Bordeaux
02/05/21
FL1
Bordeaux
Bordeaux
1 - 0
Rennes
Rennes
25/04/21
FL1
Lorient
Lorient
4 - 1
Bordeaux
Bordeaux
18/04/21
FL1
Bordeaux
Bordeaux
0 - 3
Monaco
Monaco
11/04/21
FL1
St Etienne
St Etienne
4 - 1
Bordeaux
Bordeaux

Lens

Last 5

07/05/21
FL1
Lens
Lens
0 - 3
Lille
Lille
01/05/21
FL1
PSG
PSG
2 - 1
Lens
Lens
25/04/21
FL1
Lens
Lens
2 - 1
Nimes
Nimes
18/04/21
FL1
Brest
Brest
1 - 1
Lens
Lens
11/04/21
FL1
Lens
Lens
4 - 1
Lorient
Lorient

FAQs-Bordeaux vs Lens

Bordeaux vs Lens tips

Which team won the reverse fixture?

Lens won the reverse fixture by 2-1.

How have the two managers faired against each other?

Lens manager, Franck Haise boasts of one victory against his Sunday host in the only previous meeting between the two managers.

Which team is our favourite in this game?

We don’t have a clear favourite but we fancy Bordeaux to win or draw.